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STEM attrition: College students' paths into and out of STEM fields. Statistical analysis report (NCES 2014-001)

Citation

Chen, X. (2013). STEM attrition: College students' paths into and out of STEM fields. Statistical analysis report (NCES 2014-001). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES); U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

This Statistical Analysis Report presents the most recent national statistics on beginning bachelor’s and associate’s degree students’ entrance into, and attrition from, STEM fields. Using recent transcript data, it provides a first look at STEM coursetaking and examines how participation and performance in undergraduate STEM coursework, along with other factors, are associated with STEM attrition. The study is based on data from the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09) and the associated 2009 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS:09).